Meet Gooroo’s Notable Investors and Partners
Gooroo is incredibly happy and fortunate to be backed by experienced and influential investors. Additionally, these supporters and institutions have helped Gooroo continue to pursue its vision to reimagine learning by providing accessible and honest education for all students. Without delay, we’re excited to introduce to you our investors.
Hana Ventures is the corporate venture capital unit of Hana Financial Group. It is also the first finance company among subsidiaries of a Korean financial group to specialize in new technology financing. Hana Bank is the largest bank in Korea with a $383B fund.
Gooroo is proud to be a part of the Michelson Runway EdTech Accelerator program, which is the world’s first accelerator that focuses on supporting innovations in higher education and career training.
Steel Partners Holdings, founded by Warren G. Lichtenstein, is a diversified global holding company with a combined revenue that is in excess of $1.6B.
Robert Frankfurt founded Living Fund (previously Myca Partners, Inc.) in order to invest in small cap US-public and private companies.
1000 Angels is an investor network lead by Eric Duignan (who is also a proud Gooroo parent). It has reinvented the traditional venture model and uses technology to connect high-quality founders with high-quality investors.
Morningside Venture Partners
Morningside Venture Partners is a New York City-based collective of leading investment professionals and business builders.
Alex is a 7X founder who has accomplished over $3B in exits. He is also the inventor of VOIP, which enables over 1B people to use free voice over the internet.
Kyung is a co-founder of MIT OpenCourseware. He is also the co-founder of EmPower Research LLC and serves as its Managing Partner.
Rafael is the CEO and Founder of Universal Student Exchange (USE). USE sends over 3,000 students each year to the United States to work in entry-level positions.
Allan is the founder and CEO of Transcapital, a financial broker that provides solutions to small & medium contractors in the Peruvian construction sector.
James J. Lee
James is a Managing Director at Rockefeller Capital Management. He previously was a Director at Stifel Financial Corp.
Andrew is the Managing Director at The Solomon Organization, LLC, a multi-family owner and operator with over 17,000 apartments that house approximately 50,000 people. He’s also a proud Gooroo parent!
Samuel is the CEO of That’s How We Roll, a manufacturer and producer of simplified, better-for-you brands, including ParmCrisps, Mrs. Thinster’s Cookie Thins, and PartyTizer’s Dippin Chips.
Leland is the Chief Investment Officer at Preta Holdings. He was previously the Chief Investment Officer of Guard Capital, and before that was a Partner and the Co-Head of Asia Pacific Macro Trading at Goldman Sachs.
Nic Di Iorio
Nic is the Founder of NeoDev Technologies, a group focused on technology strategy, organizational development, product definition and execution. Previously, he was the CTO of XO Group Inc. (formerly The Knot Inc.) and the Co-Founder and CEO of City24/7 LLC.
Stratford is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Equity Derivative. He is also a Board Member at Avon Old Farms Schools, and a proud Gooroo user!
Diane is the Global President of Space Brands Limited (Manzanita Capital). She is the previous Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Estée Lauder Companies. She is also a proud Gooroo parent!
Alfonso Barros is the Head of International Wealth Management at UBS.
Jonathan C. Kim
Jonathan is the Founder and Managing Partner at Redbadge Pacific. Redbadge Pacific is the Asia-Pacific arm of Redbadge, the U.S.-based family office of Robert L. Burch. He was previously the Founding Principal of Miya Capital.
David is the CEO and co-founder of Vendorful, a SaaS solution for strategic sourcing and vendor lifecycle management.
James is the Founder and Managing Partner of Parcrest Advisors. Parcrest Advisors is a rapidly growing investment bank focused on providing best-in-class strategic and M&A advisory services.